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Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems

by IWA Publishing

Increasing global pressure on water resources requires many actions from governments and individuals to achieve sustainable levels of water use.   These involve management tasks such as project development and utility operation, but the degree of interdependence among the many participants in water management is so great that additional regulatory ...;

Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

by Environmental Technology Publications Ltd

ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...;

Coping with Floods

by Springer

Floods are natural hazards whose effects can deeply affect the economic and environmental equilibria of a region. Quality of life of people living in areas close to rivers depends on both the risk that a flood would occur and the reliability of flood forecast, warning and control systems. Tools for forecasting and mitigating floods have been ...;

Transboundary Floods: Reducing Risks Through Flood Management

by Springer

Flood damages are increasing as a result of frequent occurrence of large floods in many parts of the world, existing and continuing encroachment of development onto flood plains and aging flood protection structures. Under such circumstances, there is an ongoing search for better ways of protecting human life, land, property and the environment by ...;

Transboundary Floods: Reducing Risks Through Flood Management

by Springer

Flood damages are increasing as a result of frequent occurrence of large floods in many parts of the world, existing and continuing encroachment of development onto flood plains and aging flood protection structures. Under such circumstances, there is an ongoing search for better ways of protecting human life, land, property and the environment by ...;

Flood Risk: The Holistic Perspective

by IWA Publishing

According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...;

Ecology of a Glacial Flood Plain

by Springer

The book comprehensively evaluates the characteristics and floodplain evolution of Val Roseg on an annual basis for several years. Channel typology, groundwater-surface water hydrology, thermal and chemical regimes are examined. Biotic dynamics of vegetation, aquatic flora, fungi, and surface and interstitial fauna are evaluated in detail. ...;

Okavango Delta: Floods of Life

by Earthprint Ltd

Wetland ecosystems and the amazing diversity of plants and animals that inhabit them are thought to be more threatened than any other ecosystem. The Okavango Delta, as the world's largest inland delta, is no exception. This book, published for World Wetlands Day, is both a celebration of the diversity of aquatic life in the Okavango Delta, and is ...;

River Basin Management IV

by WIT Press (Wessex Institute of Technology)

River basin management is a complex and interdisciplinary issue. It essentially includes river and groundwater flows, quantity and quality of water resources, water and soil interaction, droughts and floods; all these, in a frame of increasing and competing human demands, deterioration of natural resources, climate change, changing public views, ...;

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